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  • Thank you to our sponsors of the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez March!
    A huge thank you to the sponsors of the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez March! These businesses and organizations aid our mission to bring justice to low income families by making financial contributions that help us to invest in our members' development as leaders and prepare them to take responsibility of their current necessities. Click on […]
  • 15 Million Border Residents Shouldn't Have to Live in a Militarized Zone
    Bills like this are considered because the rest of the nation doesn't know the border is filled with vibrant communities that millions of people call home Today, Congress will be discussing a bill that, in the words of it's author, will allow the Department of Defense “to transfer assets from theatre of war and redeploy […]
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Then sign up here and start volunteering today!

Interested in more in-depth work with us? Click here to read all about LUPE’s internship opportunities.


*Past volunteer and intern projects:

Revitalize Not Militarize Border Quilt. Read about LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros and her project collecting stories of border community members negatively impacted by border militarization.

LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros, right, poses with staff member Evon Bueno and one border quilt panel.

LUPE intern Yesi Ontiveros, right, poses with staff member Evon Bueno and one border quilt panel.

Al Colegio, Si Se Puede! Read about LUPE’s intern, Cecilia Corral, and her summer helping to prepare high school students for college.

Cecilia Corral (Picture by Gabe Hernandez |

UTPA and STC advocacy for the DREAM Act. Over the Fall 2010 semester, LUPE student volunteers educated UTPA and STC students on the importance of passing the DREAM Act.

Organizing against Texas anti-immigrant legislation. Youth and students collected postcards in their class rooms, at church, and at home against the over 70 pieces of anti-immigrant legislation filed in Texas’ 82nd Legislative Session.

Cesar Chavez March and International Workers’ Day planning. Youth are an increasingly important part of the planning for the yearly Cesar Chavez March and May Day events. Youth volunteers worked with LUPE members and other community organizations throughout the planning and execution process for the two major events. Check out the fruits of their labor here and here.

Learn more about LUPE’s unique internship opportunities by clicking here.